Issue 117 - Arlo Parks

Issue 117 - Arlo Parks

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Arlo Parks is the first face of Clash 117.

A calming voice for troubled times, the West London aesthete is an expert on locating light and wisdom amid darkness and doubt. Indeed, her super-power is empathy – it’s something the past 12 months have tested to the limit. Debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ is drenched in feeling, soaked in emotion – it’s a therapeutic experience, one in which sharing, mutual conversation, is absolutely key. 

Constructed during the uncertainly of 2020, it finds Arlo continually searching for fulfillment. The results are an inspiration – soulful and wise, her meditations have an openness that reflects the way she approaches life. 

As she tells Clash: “Being sensitive is a double-edged sword...” 

Also featured in this issue is Roisin MurphyBackroad GeeZara LarssonEnnysleaford modsHope TalaOliver MalcolmBaby Queen, and more. Other covers to follow this week. 

Pre-order Issue 117 now. Clash 117 will be shipped to your home in fully recyclable zero-plastic packaging from 26th January 2021.

Clash 117 with Arlo Parks 

Words: Robin Murray
Photography: Jenny Brough
Fashion: Harry Clements
Creative Direction: Rob Meyers